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Corundum (var: Sapphire) (bi-color crystal) (ex John Arnaud Collection) viewBack to NEW YEAR'S MINERAL COLLECTION and INVENTORY LIQUIDATION AUCTION (set 2 of 2) - featuring specimens from the newly acquired DAVID BURGESS COLLECTION - end Thursday January 3rd, 2019

Winza, Mpapwa, Mpapwa District, Dodoma Region, Tanzania
  • Starting Time:12/20/2018 06:45:00 PM(CST)
  • Ending Time:1/3/2019 06:50:14 PM(CST)
  • Time Left:Auction Is Closed

  • Size:Thumbnail
  • Size Description:1.8 x 1.3 x 1.2 cm

Description:It's not common to find gemmy Sapphire crystals from any world locality, as they are highly valued as gem rough, and are often faceted into gemstones at the source. This piece is an attractive thumbnail for this locality. A beautiful gemmy pink and purple bi-color Sapphire crystal free of matrix. Despite a few nicks and rough edges, it still draws the eye due to its superior GEMMINESS and sharp, lustrous well-formed faces. The crystal actually shows different hues when you rotate it in your fingers as the colors blend together in different ways. From the discovery in 2008, which produced a small number of fine quality and eye-catching specimens. Specimen weight is 33.80 carats. A great piece to add to a Corundum suite, or a thumbnail collection. From the collection of John Arnaud, formerly of Westcliffe, Colorado.

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